Pachter Predicts Glad Tidings For Sony This Christmas.

That'd be up 85% on Sony's performance in the same period last year.
“We [Pachter's organisation, Wedbush Morgan] estimate sell-through of 1,050,000 Wii hardware units (down 49% from last year), 650,000 Xbox 360 (down 22% from last year), and 700,000 PS3 consoles (up 85% year over year),” said the analyst.</blockquote>

700,000 sounds like an awful lot doesn it? The NPD's official numbers release on Thursday.